The PS5 is coming
A tech company’s lifetime is defined by its major releases; it’s almost as if the year didn’t happen if nothing of headline-value was added to its roster. And while Sony as a company is defined not just by its game console, there’s no denying that 2020 will be remembered for the launch of its PlayStation 5.
It's a long time coming, and we’re all for its release.
PlayStation 5 Specs
Let’s start with the biggest thing we all have to consider: the specs. After all, why splurge on a new console when your last generation is right behind its trail?
x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
PS5 Game Disc
Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
HDMI™ OUT port
“Tempest” 3D AudioTec
PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
And if you’re the type to be particular about the wireless controller, some major upgrades have been made there as well:
160mm x 66mm x 106mm
2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
SIXAXIS motion sensing system
Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack
Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals
Bluetooth® Ver5.1 for wireless
USB connection (HID, Audio) for wired
Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage: DC 3.65V
PlayStation 5 Price
As you might already know, the PlayStation 5 is available in the Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive version, as well as the Digital Edition. Currently, only the former has been announced to be available in the Philippines for P27,990. Meanwhile, the PS5 Digital Edition is internationally priced at USD399 (P19,950).
PlayStation 5 Release Date
While the announcement was made quite a while ago, the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will officially be launched in the Philippines on December 11, 2020. Pre-orders began on November 20, 2020, with official retailers including Avid Sales Corp., iTech, Gameline, Metro Plaza, Abenson, Game One, Datablitz and GameXtreme.
So what say you about the PS5? Are you as excited as we are?